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by e-mail, it is completely wrong. the u.s. postal service is not the victim of e-mail and text messages. it is the victim of alec and the koch brothers. why, you ask? quite simple, really. the usps is the number one employer of unionized labor in the united states and provides an affordable universal service that a private company could and would charge us all much, much more for. two huge no-nos for the right wing. the reason the right wing crafted the legislation to destroy the postal service. we're joined now by nationally and internationally syndicated radio host the brilliant thom hartmann who wrote an incredible piece about this very subject for truth out.org called the usps media hashtag fail. >> great to be with you. >> john: please complain what the postal accountability enhancement act is and what its effects have been. >> well, you know, there were some reasonable and some good changes in that act which is -- as far as i can tell, how it got out of the house government oversight committee henry waxman and other democrats basically signing of on it. it was passed by a
>> cenk: you'll see more rage more about the execution of u.s. citizens without a trial. we have a whole other show coming up later tonight. theyoungturks.com. we'll see you there. "viewpoint" is next. >> john: when it came to toxic investments, they set the standard for making it. colonel mahoney has been relieved of his duties but does hope he can protect pedophiles in the private sector. eric says obama is getting in the way of partisanship which is like chris brown saying frank ocean got in the way of his first. today is the birthday of adlai stevenson, laura linney and the one and only jennifer granholm and an earthquake pummeled pompeii, italy. john boehner promises a vote on their relief funds any day now. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening i'm john fuglesang. coming up, the rating agencies help blow up our economy now the doj goes after one about four years too late. l.a.'s catholic archdiocese can't take the cover off habit and we'll find out how the mayor who liked to ask how am i doing actually did. first, if you've ever wondered how president obama's legal tea
until 1995 and still hadn't gotten around to notifying the u.s. archivists which would have made it official. so wtf mississippi! are you guys aware that ratifying the ban on slavery was a major touchstone in u.s. history? not some shore like moving up from 49th to 50th in education. seriously? wtf? you as a state have made some great contributions to our culture like william faulkner. and -- all right william faulkner is the only one i can think of. elvis was born there so was orp ra. in the year of our lord 2013, you're having a hard time keeping up with mid 19th century. you, mississippi are a part of our nation. we would be happy to have you along for this whole united states of america thing that we got going. >> john: our tweet of the day is from barry us who is i can only assume is a cranky doctor. he tweeted the keystone pipeline will carry foreign oil across the u.s. to be shipped to foreign refineries. what's not to love? good point. all the pipeline will do is self-deport crude oil to foreign lands while ruining our land in the process. kind of a win-win. if you have a
don't do much for poor people around the world but with a small amount of money by u.s. standards, do you think a lot of good in africa. all of those programs will be cut. so you know, what matthew 25 says is that when the man comes in judgment at the end of time and nations are judged, the question that we'll be asked as a nation is what did you do for hungry people? what did you do for people who didn't have enough to eat or didn't have something to wear? so i do think that the decision about the national budget. this is a tough decision. it is not a trivial decision. but figuring out how to cut back, how to reduce our deficit without hurting people who are having a hard time feeding their kids is important to our national character. on the positive side, i guess -- rather than sort of judgmental thing, i just think that you know, most people have had some sort of experience where they feel like they've been blessed by god. and if you had that experience, you want to help people who are struggling. there are a lot of people struggling in this economy. we ought to be able to solve th
and hundreds of innocent women men and children who have been killed by u.s. drones. so dianne feinstein and the obama administration can stand up all they want and say that civilian deaths are in the single digits. the rest of the world and independent facts prove that's a falsehood. >> john: brennan told senator wyden, democrat of oregon, there was a misimpression out there that drone strikes are used to punish terrorists. i don't know who had that impression but brennan insisted the c.i.a. sends in the drones only as a last resort to save lives when no other alternative is available. knowing what we now know about how they define the word imminent, is any of that true? >> none of that is true. remember that the obama administration has drastically increased the number of drone attacks as compared to what it was even at the height of what the bush administration was calling the war on terror. even government friendly think tanks like the new america foundation have said something like 2% of the drone strikes actually are targeting or end up killing high-level al-qaeda members. what you
on u.s. nuclear policy. that came in for some tough detroitcriticism and you worked with senator chuck hagel. what kind of defense secretary do you think he would be? >> i think he would an superb defense secretary. he has made clear in these hearingshearings under difficult circumstances that he's mainstream and he supports what the president sports--supports. i think he has carefully calculated and honest views in how and what we should be proceeding in the world. we are part of it. we clearly need a defense second to none in this particular issue. but we also have to be thoughtful about how we move ahead. i think he's conscious as we all are of the fact that expenditures are going to go down in the days ahead and he will be called upon to make difficult judgments for the president. i have every confidence from my knowledge of him that he will give the president the correct and proper adjustment. >> you called him a man of independent judgment. it seems that's what he was being punished for up on capitol hill. do you think that they were pillaring on him a bit? >> i think they were b
of them male already oppose moving this legislation anywhere in the u.s. senate. >> that's absolutely right john. in fact, the good news is that all of the republican women senators, except one, deb fisher, and all of the democrat democratic senators have signed on as cosponsors. i will say this, eric cantor we moved him enough to where he's beginning to change his rhetoric rhetoric. that's clearly not enough. he needs to change his policies. we know what the republican leadership is doing right now is they're doing what amounts to a head fake. they want to pursue their extremist policies but dress up the policies in nicer language, less extremist language. women are not fooled. and when it comes to the violence against women act men are with us. the voters will not be fooled. it will be interesting to see what happens in the next election cycle. >> john: sarah palin saw that, and it involved lipstick and pork, i believe. we'll be watching this legislation closely. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> john: pat robertson has weighed in on gays in the boy scouts and his opinion i
clinton was acquitted by the u.s. senate in his impeachment trial. 13 house republicans prosecuted him but only one of those congressmen ever made it to the senate after spending millions of taxpayer dollars in a failed partisan effort to humiliate and destroy a democratic president. that man's name? lindsey graham. here's "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang, coming up in just over an hour president obama will deliver his fifth state of the union address to a politically polarized audience outside capitol hill and their polarized representatives and senators under the capitol dome. now current tv will be covering the speech in its entirety, and i'll be back to break it down with panel include current's cenk uygur and. michael shure. tonight the president is expected to focus on policies to create more jobs, heal the ailing economy and rebuild the middle class. he's expected to call for compromise, and talk about searching for common ground, with republicans who deny the possibility of either. so long as mr. obama's in office. >> another litany
that because you're going to be going up the u.s.-- >> john: drones? >> yes artillery pieces tanks i don't know. f 102s, something bigger than that. >> john: i will have a right to tanks and anthrax, go on please. >> so sensible regulations on assault weapons are really not going to change the odds one way or another in the coming showdown between your local militia and the u.s. army. >> john: you have a quote in the article that i believe you'll catch heat for. quote, i believe the ideology of libertarianism with its twin gods of market and mangum are not just bankrupting us, it's killing us. if that is the case how do we push back on that ideology? >> let's go back and think about it. it's a really interesting situation where we're just coming out of this financial crisis. i wrote the book about the financial crisis, the tea party movement and reaction. pity the billionaire where you have a financial disaster brought about by deregulation. what do they say? bring more deregulation. get completely out of the picture, and everything will be fun. that's the same with the guns. massacre after mas
done more. we have a former u.s. attorney general involved here. are sports and politics mixing more than it used to, or are the american people talking about it more. >> there has been a profound shift since 2008, and there is a whole chapter about penn state in the book. three huge events since 2008 that have totally taken sports and politics and turned them on their head, made the sports page really an irrelevant space to even talk about sports. the first is the economic crisis in 2008 and the way it's triggered four different lockouts in sports in the last year, and the way we talk about labor issues and unions in sports as much as we talk about who is winning and who is losing. i'm not saying that lebron james is going to be on the streets with a sign that says "will dunk for food." but this idea of corporate welfare, money and staid stadiums has been a discussion. >> john: and it made them care about unions for the very first time. >> for the very first time, and then they forgot. there are other issues as well. this is a movement that you saw during super bowl week, lgbt fight
pushed through the house must be avoided. it threatens u.s. national security, thousands of jobs and more. america's military budget would be slashed, border security, law enforcement, aviation safety and many other programs would all have diminished resources. now a they have to do is gray to cut a matching trillion dollars plus out of programs like social security which voters overwhelmingly want untouched and boehner and the republicans will make the sequester go away. well, that's not going to happen. shouldn't the speaker be willing to compromise and take it off the table even if that meant to graying to revenue hikes tax increases for those who can easily afford tax increases? apparently that's not going to happen either. meanwhile, in action is having its consequences. the defense department told some 800,000 civilian employees to prepare for unpaid days off once these cuts take place. secretary of state john kerry warned allowing the sequester is bad for the nation's foreign policy as well. >> it's hard to tell the leadership of any number of countries that they have to resolve th
the u.s. supreme court rejected a challenge to the 19th amendment protecting women's right to vote, or as scalia calls it, perpetuateing female entitlement. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you for joining us. as washington careens towards friday's rendezvous with the sequester and it's trillion dollars plus in cuts senate senator mitch mcconnell drips with charm. >> mr. president, you honor us with your presence. thank you for being here. >> john: don't look down, ashley judd might be behind you. and it was only yesterday that same senator mcconnell accused the president of quote fanning the flames of. the nerve. meanwhile at the pentagon newly sworn in defense secretary chuck hagel had a minute to savor the job before facing the big challenge. >> budget, sequestration i don't need to dwell on the good news there. that's a reality. we need to figure this out. >> let's hope the president doesn't order cuts in the canneries make budget. maybe chuck hagel will get help before the weekend. a drum roll for press secretary jay
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